Recent News and Articles

SBAIC welcomes 11 new members at April 2015 member meeting

Apr 9, 2015

SBAIC is pleased to welcome 11 new members at our April 2015 member meeting, including two new full members and nine new associate members listed below. Full members are for profit U.S. small businesses in good standing with USAID contract history. Associate members are for profit U.S. small businesses in good standing...

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Using the SBAIC Website to find Small Business Partners

Apr 1, 2015

SBAIC recently created the following one page overview on how USAID and its partners can find small business partners with extensive experience in international development. Please send your thoughts and questions. 

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Recap: SBAIC Panel, Partners Day, USAID Worldwide Management Bureau Summit: “Working Together to Achieve USAID’s Small Business Targets and Achieve Good Development”

Mar 31, 2015
By Betsy Bassan, Chair, SBAIC Board of Directors; President and CEO, Panagora Group

SBAIC was recently invited by USAID to provide our views on the Agency’s efforts to meet its small business goals, both in Washington and the Missions, and our ideas on areas requiring additional Agency emphasis. We shared our views in a panel entitled “Working Together to Achieve USAID’s Small Business Targets and Achieve...

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Enhancing Climate Resiliency through Scalable Partnerships in East Africa

Mar 24, 2015
Marissa Kimsey, Project Analyst for SSG Advisors

Water is humanity’s most precious resource. Yet, every day roughly 45 million m3 of water goes missing from global water systems. This water loss is enough to serve nearly 200 million people and costs utilities approximately US$14 billion each year, equal to a quarter of the total annual investment in potable water...

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New Methods for Measuring Education Progress in Challenging Environments

Mar 24, 2015
Julia Midland, Opinion Research Business, International

While USAID’s E3 Office of Education (E3/ED) focuses on the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of education programs, in the United Kingdom, DFID’s Girls’ Education Challenge Fund (GEC) shares a similar mandate. Recent GEC initiatives have explored innovative ways to build capacity within governments,...

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Preparing Youth for Pre-Employment Success – A Case Study from Lebanon

Mar 24, 2015
By Hillary Proctor, Deputy Director of Technical Services, Making Cents International

Making Cents International has been providing technical assistance in the area of workforce development for the Lebanon Industry Value Chain Development (LIVCD) project, a five-year, $41.7 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program implemented by DAI, aimed at improving Lebanon’s economic stability...

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